Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Favorite things, Mommy's edition

Now you know what Little Elvis loves, but I want to share my favorites, too!

We bought a carseat cover at a baby sale when I was pregnant. It's double-sided, Eddie Bauer and fits snugly around his little carseat. It was great right after he was born. He looked so sweet and snug in the carseat, and it definitely kept him in a cocoon of warmth.

Now that we're back into cold weather, Bob and I decided to give the carseat shield another try. It's a bit tight, but still works pretty well. It's so cute when he pops his head up out of the little opening.

And thanks to Lainey Painey, we found Diaper Doublers. Our Little Elvis is a prolific pee-er. These help stem the flow. We still change his diaper and the doubler when he wakes up (at 2, or 4, or 1) and we haven't had any leaks in weeks. (ha! I rhymed.)

We also liked the Bumbo. I know it was recalled, but it worked really well for us. The thing is, we only used it for about 2 and a half months. As soon as he started sitting fairly well on his own, we put it up.

Another big favorite of mine is the swinging baby gate. It had two options -- we could attach it to the wall and let it swing like a door, or just use it like a regular baby gate. Bob installed it a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE just swinging it open when I need to pass through. I still step over occasionally, but I usually just swing it open.

Finally, I really enjoy singing silly songs for Little Elvis. He has a whole ouevre of songs specifically about him. I'm not a musician, so they are basically regular songs that I stick his name and accomplishments into. He really likes "Little Elvis lies over the ocean." It's just "My Bonnie lies over the ocean" with his real name used in place of Bonnie and "We love you Little Elvis" (a take off of the "We love you Conrad" part of the overture from Bye Bye Birdie) and who can forget my amazing rendition of the "One" from "Chorus Line." I even went so far as to put his name in the Oscar Mayer "My bologna has a first name."

I told Bob that when Little Elvis goes to pre-school he's going to be so confused when he hears the real lyrics to all of the songs I've changed.

I'm sure I like lots of other things, but these are the ones I remember. Bob is going to weigh on his favorites next.



Anonymous Jennifer said...

We LOVE our bumbo! I don't care if it's been recalled, I love it!

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch

4:04 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

We loved the Bumbo, too!

11:20 PM  

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